Yian plays at the Randburg Eisteddfod 2017 Gala Concert

Yian Xu, winner of the Program category was invited to play at the final Randburg Eisteddfod Gala Concert. Yian plays three pieces: Tom Bowling, Romanze and Clowns. 
Well done Yian!  I am super proud of your achievement.  Keep up the good work.  

Randburg Eisteddfod Results 2017

During August, the Randburg Eisteddfod was held at Randburg High School and 10 of my students had the opportunity to play their first Eisteddfod.  This was also their first public performance and it went great.  I am so proud of their achievements as playing for the public can be very scary!

Clowns: Staccato and Character with Yian

Yian is playing a piece by Tchaikovsky called Clowns. It is part of her ABRSM Grade 3 Piece Repertoire. She is struggling with speed as well as playing with a light approach to bring out that “clowny” character. We explore different ways to help bring out the playfulness of the piece better.

Tom Bowling – Holding down Left Hand notes (2 part voicing)

Tom Bowling, an ABRSM Grade 3 Piano Piece has notes in the Left Hand that need to be held down while we play other notes, like an additional voice. In this video I show Yian how to approach them. We also discuss some of the rhythmic aspects of the piece.

Romanze – Correcting Semiquavers with Yian

Yian is playing ABRSM Grade 3 in Piano this year and is having some trouble with getting to grips with some of the rhythms in her piece, Romanze. Here we explore some ways to make it easier for her to get certain rhythmic sections correct.